Elizabeth Francis - Trust Mediation
Elizabeth Francis

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“Elizabeth is uniquely analytical, a sharp mind that never seems to stop thinking.”

“Elizabeth has a great eye for detail, an excellent understanding of the law around clinical negligence claims and a fabulous work ethic – always happy to help.”


Elizabeth Francis

Elizabeth is mediator, accredited by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and a highly ranked barrister of 20 years’ experience.

She is skilled at quickly building trust and rapport with all involved, handling emotions, and understanding the varying positions of all parties, lay or professional, whilst maintaining a respectful, optimistic and flexible attitude.

She is impartial and proactive in her approach.  She is able to quickly grasp the contentious issues, to ask the right questions, and to persevere when things get tough.



Elizabeth’s mediation experience includes frequent representation of parties in complex clinical negligence mediations, and training and observation involving mediations arising out of clinical negligence, professional negligence, contractual disputes, inheritance disputes, defective building work and sale of goods and services.

In her career as a barrister she has represented both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence claims, including high value, complex and multiple defendant cases, and frequently attends mediations, joint settlement meetings and trials, in person and online. She also provides training sessions for medico-legal experts.